The Outsider (2002)

The Outsider

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The made-for-cable Western The Outsider would seem to have its roots in the classic John Wayne theatrical feature Angel and the Badman. In the Montana of the late 19th century, wounded outlaw Johnny Gault (Tim Daly) is given refuge by widowed sheep farmer Rebecca Yoder (Naomi Watts). This puts Rebecca on the outs with her own people, a pacifist Quaker sect, and also incurs the wrath of a ruthless cattle baron, who has long coveted the Quakers' land--and who also was responsible for the death of … More

Rating: R (contains violence, adult situations, and strong language)
Genre: Western, Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Jenny Wingfield
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 2003
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Cast


as Rebecca Yoder

as Johnny Gault

as Dr. Lucas Henry

as Noah Weaver

as Samuel Miller

as Ray Childress

as Ben Yoder

as Abram Miller

as Levi Miller

as Sheriff Getts

as Woodrow Wharton

as Fergus Hunter

as Jarvis Kennedy

as Isaiah Miller

as Fannie Weaver

as Ezra Fischer
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Critic Reviews for The Outsider

All Critics (2)

It is the casting of Naomi Watts as Rebecca Yoder that makes the film a singular affair.

Full Review… | November 11, 2002
culturevulture.net

Full Review… | December 2, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for The Outsider

I almost didn't want to watch this due to the "western" genre classification. This movie definitely has many bits of that, but I personally would consider it more a romantic drama. ....I have kept my eye on Tim Daly ever since Wings. He is very good, and I swear to god he is getting better, and better looking. That aside..this move was well done, and enjoyable. Great acting all around. Good story, too.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

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This movie went beyond your typical western to make one of the best westerns I personally have ever seen. A forbidden romance between two completley different people changes the life of each other, there new family, religous groups, and an entire community.

While greed, lust, and gunslinging still keep this western film true to format the idea of an "Outsider" who has typically been a gunslinging badass becoming romantically involved with a Christian woman from the plain people makes a more then interesting plot.

The movie has everything from soundtrack, scenes, action, romance, plot, and actors. It does not miss a step and easily a five-star movie.

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Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

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